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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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At 9:58am on October 2, 2012, OldSarge said…
Yes there is a place to park I also explain everything at the meet and greet Thursday night please try to attend my meet and greet Thursday night you'll have a lot of information and a lot of good food And a lot of fun
At 3:18pm on August 24, 2012, MommaG said…

Lizzie is an officer with the high school FFA and with school starting our schedule is filling up fast. Tonight we are helping grill pork chops for a fund raiser at our first football game. She is putting on a good face and staying busy but she feels the lose of the big brother that always had his nose in her life.  I am adjusting better than I had thought I would but still have my moments. Looking forward to when we will be getting some contact with him. Just need to hear his voice and know that all though this is hard he is doing fine,


At 9:13pm on August 20, 2012, MommaG said…

Hi, Monticello is not very far from Waverly at all. My husband, yes that is him in my picture, went to Illinios College in Jacksonville and is familiar with that part of Illinois. I  got goosebumps when you told me your sons birthday, my son will turn 20 on Aug 26. Wonder if they do anything special for birthdays for the boys? How old is your daughter? My daughter is 16 and a Jr. in highschool. She keeps me on my toes.






At 7:38am on August 20, 2012, chas'sister said…

Thank you so much for your kindness. Talked to Chas the other day and he did get an eligible reenlistment code, so we will see when he gets home how he feels and what he wants.   I am sure this all happened for a reason.  My mom and I have really met some awesome people here.   Thanks about the shirts, they were super easy to make. We just couldn't find what we wanted online, decided to make em.  They were cheaper too. 

At 7:30am on August 20, 2012, Glo Mom of Future Officer said…

That's too cool.  We must meet and have lunch or dinner sometime soon.  

At 7:28am on August 20, 2012, Domsmom TR said…
Good Morning he left Aug 14 ; have not gotten the letter yet. have you gotten a date? have a
At 9:55am on August 18, 2012, Glo Mom of Future Officer said…

Hi, yes, me, my husband, daughter, my son's friends were all at the game and two of the swearing in ceremonies.  Very bittersweet, but I am so proud of Danny.  Danny just turned 19 on August 4th, the day of his party.  I know Waverly is nearby, but do you know how far from Taylorville?

At 5:47pm on August 17, 2012, Tfab said…
Where in Illinois? We are in west st Louis county.
At 9:09pm on August 16, 2012, KWL's mom said…

Part of Cardinal Company? There is a group Cardinal Company 2012. Join us. It's so good to go through this with others.


At 2:29pm on August 14, 2012, Jane (SHIP 13 DIV 314) said…
Hello and welcome! :)
I saw your question on the bootcamp moms wall.
My son left on August 2nd, I got his box on the 7th and his form letter on the 9th so expect yours tomorrow or Thursday!! :)
Congratulations! :)

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